The Kinvara has been Saucony's most efficient and versatile running shoe, thanks to its weight and durability - light enough for a racer and sturdy enough for daily training. The upper has been improved with a better fit through the mid-foot, while retaining the roomy toe box. The forefoot of open mesh gives it an airy and well-ventilated feel.
The midsole has a livelier feel thanks to the combination of the Everun topsole, added in Round 8, and tweaks to the midsole shaping. The outersole is thoroughly dialed in after 9 attempts, carbon rubber at touchdown and under the metatarsals, and being one of the pioneering brands for toughened foam Saucony has nailed it again. Of course the Kinvara's greatest strength is fast running and number nine continues to deliver.
Testers: “Light and springy, with a good stable feel to it. Fits well with good room for the toes. Tough enough for daily training and light enough to race in.”
Updates the Kinvara 8
Sizes: Men 7–13,14,15; Women 5–12
Weight: 8.5 oz. (men’s 11); 6.7 oz. (women’s 8)
Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, Everun topsole
Geometry: Full Contact